Can You Guess Which Celebrities are in These Old Photographs?

Can You Guess Which Celebrities are in These Old Photographs?

Celebrities are all over the headlines, news channels, radio shows, and billboards. Love 'em or hate 'em, there are probably a couple dozen famous faces that will instantly come to mind when you hear their name. What we don't get to see normally, however, is the celebrity before the spotlight. Photographs taken before, or early in their career or before their accomplishments, before a camera in their face was an every day thing. Can you recognize them all from the portraits below? (Highlight the space to the right of their number to see the name.)

1. Albert Einstein
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2. William Shatner
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3. Stephen Hawking
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4. Mahatma Gandhifstoppers-oldcelebrityphoto-18

5. Steve Buscemifstoppers-oldcelebrityphoto-17

6. Steve Martin
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7. Sean Connery
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8. Robin Williams
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9. Nicolas Cage
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10. Richard Nixon
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11. Michael Caine
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12. Morgan Freeman
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13. Judi Dench
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14. Jerry Seinfeld
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15. Jack Nicholson
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16. George Carlin
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17. Christopher Lloyd
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18. Dustin Hoffman
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19. Betty White
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20. Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Which ones did you get, did any surprise you? Let me know in the comments!

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19 Comments

Andrew Williams's picture

Damm Betty White was hot.

Ugh, William Shatner. Be still my beating heart.

At the first sight:

1. Einstein
2. William Shatner
4. Mahatma Gandhi
5. Steve Buscemi
6. Steve Martin
7. Sean Connery
8. Robin Williams
11. Michael Caine
12. Morgan Freeman
13. Judi Dench
15. Jack Nicholson
18. Dustin Hoffman,
20. Arnold Schwarzenegger

I recognize other 2 or 3, but can't remember their names right know. (Americans should know better).

14.) Starring in Seinfeld ... :-)

Mike Pomazal's picture

3. Stephen Hawking
9. Nicolas Cage
14. Jerry Seinfeld
16. George Carlin
17. Christopher Lloyd

Apparently 10 is Richard Nixon!

Look at the face on Jack Nicholason! Recognized a few but not many.

Betty White was a hottie, and Nixon looked shady even back then! lol

Didn't get Hawkins, Nixon, or Dench. I knew Dench by face, but couldn't recall the name. I would have never guessed Hawkins or Nixon - at first because I was expecting entertainers, but also due to the dramatic difference from their latter icons.

I thought 10 was Robert Redford. Would have never guessed Nixon.

Now that you say Nixon I can see that evil little smirk he always had.

I was thinking Buddy Holly instead of Hawkins, didn't get Nixon or Betty White, I knew the rest.

1 - Albert Einstein

2 - William Shatner

3 - Stephen Hawking

4 - Ghandi

5 - Steve Buscemi

6 - Steve Martin

7 - Sean Connery

8 - Robin Williams

9 - Nicholas Cage

10 - Richard Nixon

11 - Michael Cane

12 - Morgan Freeman

13 - Judy Dench

14 - Seinfeld Young

15 - Jack Nicholson

16 - George Carlin

17 - Christopher Lloyd

18 - Dustin Hoffman

19 - Betty White

20 - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Before the fame??

Isn't the Caine picture actually the promo shot from the Italian Job?!?

I'm pretty sure that Sean Connery one is also after he was famous.

1. Einstein
2. William Shatner
3.Stephen Hawking
4. Mahatma Gandhi
5. Steve Buscemi
6. Steve Martin
7. Sean Connery
8. Robin Williams
9. Nicolas Cage
10. Richard Milhous Nixon
11. Michael Caine
12. Morgan Freeman
13. Judi Dench
14. Jerry Seinfeld
15. Jack Nicholson
16. George Carlin
17. Christopher Lloyd
18. Dustin Hoffman
19. Betty White
20. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Steve Martin.....wow. He's handsome now, in his 60s I guess, but back then, whoa, BAZINGA! I missed Ganhdi and Betty White. She was lovely!

Jerry Seinfeld was a dag just like the rest of us! great shots thanks for sharing

I think Jack Nicholson is the easiest to photograph, whatever he does he gives you great impression